One day when heaven was filled with His praises

One day when heaven was filled with His praises,
  One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin—
  Dwelt among men, my example is He!
  Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
  Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
    One day He’s coming—O glorious day!
One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain,
  One day they nailed Him to die on the tree;
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected;
  Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He.
One day they left Him alone in the garden,
  One day He rested, from suffering free;
Angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil;
  Hope of the hopeless, my Savior is He.
One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,
  One day the stone rolled away from the door;
Then He arose, over death He had conquered;
  Now is ascended, my Lord evermore.
One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
  One day the skies with His glory will shine;
Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing;
  Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine!

Amac, Abuja, Nigeria

Pls I love this hymn but I need the SS&S number pls can someone help?

William T Bacon

Neptune City, NJ, United States

The song give me hope that one day I will be able to see my Lord face to face. One Day, praise God from whom all blessing flow.

Ruth Dameron

Denver, CO, United States

This was my father's favorite hymn. He was born in 1905. He didn't surrender to Jesus until he was in his late twenties. He lived to be 96 and this was *always* his favorite hymn because, he said, "It tells the whole gospel story from beginning to end."

Amos Mwaniki

Kitengela, Mashariki [Eastern], Kenya

We sang this hymn song at AIC KITENGELA, Kenya and it was such beautiful. Thank you!

Katakyie Kesse Tachi

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Beautiful hymn, sounds heavenly and true.

I first heard is more than a decade ago when I was in the Baptist church.

It kept ringing on heart heart yesterday after I watched the Memorial service for Ravi Zacharias.

Jesus is Lord.


Toronto, Canada

This is a summary of all that the Lord has done for us-what a full redemption! One day He will come, then our salvation will be complete- the redemption of our bodies. Lord we look forward to that Day. 1Cor15:14-19

Jean Patience

Kolwezi, Lualaba, Democratic Republic Of Congo

One day the skies with His glory will shine... I hope to be there that day praising Him, my Lord JESUS CHRIST....


United States

I remember singing this song in church when I was small. Some people associate it with Easter, but on the contrary it is for ALL year, every day. It's God's message of redemption through His Son, wrapped up very neatly.... if we don't know how to witness to others, just sing them this song!


I learnt this song 45 years ago as a kid and I still sing it daily.

Susan W.

Reseda, CA, United States

God is so gracious to give to humans the incredible gift of music to praise Him with! I'm blessed with the memory of this old favorite to worship Him with this morning. And how faithful He is to guide the hymn writers so often to include lines such as "Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing". He knew we'd long to see our beloved ones again...

In this gospel campaign we will also use Hymns, #987, which is an excellent gospel hymn written by the American evangelist J. Wilbur Chapman. In Chapman's days, the prevailing theology was the theology taught by the modernists. The modernists said that the Lord Jesus was not God, that His death had not been for redemption, and that He had not been resurrected. Therefore, Chapman purposely wrote this hymn of five verses. The first verse is on the birth of the Lord Jesus, the second verse is on His death, the third verse is on His burial, the fourth verse is on His resurrection, and the fifth verse is on His coming back. This hymn not only has a dignified tune, but its chorus is also particularly well written, pointing out the subject matter of all five verses. The chorus says, "Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me; / Buried, He carried my sins far away; / Rising, He justified freely forever: / One day He's coming—O glorious day!" The content of this hymn is proper and rich, and the tune is dignified.

The hymn we just sang, hymn 987, was written at the beginning of this century. It was written by an American brother. At that time, the liberal theology was flourishing, which said that the Bible is not the word of God, that miracles are not real, and that the resurrection of Jesus was merely a resurrection of His ideas. It also said that there are neither angels nor demons.


This hymn has five verses. The first verse speaks of Jesus' incarnation. The second tells of His crucifixion. The third verse speaks of His burial, the fourth, of His resurrection, and the fifth, of His second coming. The last phrase of the fifth verse says, "This Jesus is mine!" What the author was saying at the end was "This is my Jesus! My Jesus is not the Jesus that you modernists claim to know. My Jesus was incarnated because He loved me. He was crucified to save me and buried to take my sins far away. He rose to justify me freely forever, and one day He is coming back to receive me."